February 7, 2023

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Friday filed drug trafficking charges against a teenager, Abdullahi Aliyu, before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

Aliyu, 19, was said to have been allegedly caught in possession of 1.2kg of Tramadol, 32g of Rophynol and 2kg of Diazepam, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The prosecuting counsel for the NDLEA, Mr. Lambert Nor, wrote in the charge sheet that Aliyu committed the offence on October 13 in the Alaba Rago market area of Ojo, Lagos State.

The five counts filed against the teenager border on “illegal peddling of restricted narcotics,” which according to Nor, “contravened the provisions of Section 11(c) of the NDLEA Act Caps N30 Law of the Federation 2004.”

NAN reports that Act provides a penalty of life imprisonment for an offender if convicted.

The court has yet to fix a date for Aliyu’s arraignment.

(NAN)

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